3 Ways to Evaluate Enterprise Mobile Management Products

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Every company needs to keep its mobile devices organized and mobile data secured, especially when employees bring their own devices filled with random, commercial apps. Making mobile work for you requires a smart strategy.

The challenge is that any strategy invites three different processes: keeping your mobile devices, applications and information in check.

To achieve that trifecta and reduce overhead, many businesses adopt enterprise mobility management (EMM) to take care of all three. Eliminating the need to purchase separate mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), and mobile information management (MIM) tools will add efficiency, but it won’t remove your responsibility to assess your company’s crucial needs when evaluating the many solutions that exist.

Here’s what to keep in mind:

  1. Prioritize your critical needs.

First, determine what you can’t live without. Find a solution that meets key data security needs and accommodates your current mobile content and applications.

  1. Prepare to adapt.

As quickly as they’re replacing MDM, EMM solutions will undergo many changes and improvements over the coming years. Expect to sign on to a service that will quickly evolve.

  1. Run through a checklist.

Find what’s right with what’s already available. You’ll find a fairly extensive MDM comparison table of products, functions and features here, compiled by Computer World.

As always, shoot us a message if we can clarify anything. We’re here to help and will be glad to share how your peers are solving the same problems.

About Tony Johnson

Innovative helps you balance your business requirements, service levels, staff and infrastructure to make your IT as effective as possible. Tony Johnson is Vice President of Operations at Innovative and has been helping clients optimize their IT spend and operations since 1983.

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